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Title: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Newportnobby on March 09, 2015, 10:28:52 AM
The NGF is holding a photographic competition for the third time - a great chance for you to get snapping and enter. This is advance notification.
The competition will open on 1st July 2015 and will be closed off on 30th September 2015 and the boards for posting your entries will be created on/just after 1st July.
Please do not post any in the previous year boards!
The prize will be a 'virtual' prize entered against your name on the forum so it will reside with you until the next one and let the N gauge world know you are an expert with your camera. We are pleased to announce that Steve Flint, editor of Railway Modeller, will be the sole and final judge of the competition, but there are rules to be strictly observed please.

Rules

1.Photos must be railway or model railway related (there will be separate boards in the media file)
2.Photos must be your own work.
3.There is a strict limit of 2 photos per person (if more are posted the post will be deleted and you will have to resubmit)
4.Photos must not exceed 500kb.
5.A 12 word allowance is given for type of camera used, date photo taken and location
6.No comments about the photos can be accepted from other members (they will be deleted!)
7.Closing date is 30th September 2015 to allow TINGS pics to be entered.

Please remember the photo itself is being judged and not the subject.

How to enter

Ensure that your photographs are less than 500kb in size. Photographs will not load if the size is bigger

There will be two galleries - one for Model Railway photos and the other for Real Railway photos. Ensure you upload your photo to the correct gallery. Enter brief details about the camera and date and location into the description box (about 12 words or less)

If you need help with picture resizing or uploading to the gallery then consult our Help Pages

Sorry about not allowing comments but we need clear boards for Steve to be able to look at so as to make his job as easy as possible  :thankyousign:

Most of all - enjoy!
 :photospleasesign: :thankyousign:
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Tdm on April 09, 2015, 07:38:27 PM
I might have a go this year - but can you tell me how photographs are to be submitted - printed out and sent ordinary post, or by emailing a .jpg file or some other means, and if
emailing have they got to be resized to set dimensions or pixel count?.

Sorry if I am asking this too soon and the rules have not yet been set.
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: port perran on April 09, 2015, 07:42:24 PM
I've been tempted to have a go in the past so maybe this year ??????
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Sprintex on April 09, 2015, 09:07:48 PM
I might have a go this year - but can you tell me how photographs are to be submitted - printed out and sent ordinary post, or by emailing a .jpg file or some other means,

How to enter

Ensure that your photographs are less than 500kb in size. Photographs will not load if the size is bigger

There will be two galleries - one for Model Railway photos and the other for Real Railway photos. Ensure you upload your photo to the correct gallery. Enter brief details about the camera and date and location into the description box (about 12 words or less)


:thumbsup:


Paul
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Newportnobby on April 09, 2015, 09:12:36 PM
I might have a go this year - but can you tell me how photographs are to be submitted - printed out and sent ordinary post, or by emailing a .jpg file or some other means, and if
emailing have they got to be resized to set dimensions or pixel count?.

Sorry if I am asking this too soon and the rules have not yet been set.

Sprintex beat me to it, but this is the important bit, Terry...................


The competition will open on 1st July 2015 and will be closed off on 30th September 2015 and the boards for posting your entries will be created on/just after 1st July.


Tank will be setting up the boards and then you just upload your pics (max of 2 in total) in the normal manner.
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: painbrook on April 09, 2015, 09:24:23 PM
May I suggest a category for the worst picture, I'm sure that the judges will know a genuinely taken bad photo.
Looking forward to competing. john.
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Tdm on June 08, 2015, 12:47:33 PM
I might have a go this year - but can you tell me how photographs are to be submitted - printed out and sent ordinary post, or by emailing a .jpg file or some other means, and if
emailing have they got to be resized to set dimensions or pixel count?.

Sorry if I am asking this too soon and the rules have not yet been set.

Sprintex beat me to it, but this is the important bit, Terry...................


The competition will open on 1st July 2015 and will be closed off on 30th September 2015 and the boards for posting your entries will be created on/just after 1st July.


Tank will be setting up the boards and then you just upload your pics (max of 2 in total) in the normal manner.

I would like to submit a couple of photos for the competition but I am away on a  Norwegian Fjords cruise that includes a trip on the Flam railway just before July.

Any chance I could submit 2 photos just before I go? (end of this month), which could then be put into the July to September board being set up for the purpose.

Don't really want to leave it till I get back in case something happens or I forget. 
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Newportnobby on June 08, 2015, 01:36:51 PM
@Tank (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2) I'll plead with the Boss to set them up this week if possible
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Tdm on June 08, 2015, 01:55:09 PM
@Tank ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2[/url]) I'll plead with the Boss to set them up this week if possible


Thanks for that Mick - I see from the News that one of the girls badly injured at Alton Towers is from Leyland, anyone you know? You woudn't get me on any of those rides.

It was bad enough when I joined the kids on a trip to Siam Park here in Tenerife (voted best Water Theme Park in the World by the way), my daughter said my dark tan turned white when I went on one of the rides there with them.
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Tank on June 08, 2015, 02:33:56 PM
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=media;sa=album;in=1256 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=media;sa=album;in=1256) - Models

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=media;sa=album;in=1257 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=media;sa=album;in=1257) - Real

Here you go @newportnobby (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=264) and @Tdm (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=3357).  Enjoy!
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Only Me on June 08, 2015, 03:33:09 PM
Ive upped my model entry.

That is all!
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: T-TRAK_Andrew on June 09, 2015, 01:46:17 AM

6.No comments about the photos can be accepted from other members (they will be deleted!)

Does this mean that a NGF has its own Cyberman to kill erring Forum members?....
....Ohhh! The comments will be deleted!!!!
Andrew G.
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Tdm on June 09, 2015, 10:49:07 AM
When I view the 2 entries I submited yesterday, both have 2 boxes on them, one with an empty box with the word "submit" at the side of it, the other with a choice of selecting :-
"move", "approve", "delete", etc.

Do I need to tick the "submit" box and select "approve"? I thought by just uploading the photos I would be submitting them as entries in the competition?

The other photos so far submitted don't have these boxes shown, is there something more I need to do?.
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Only Me on June 09, 2015, 11:24:53 AM
When I view the 2 entries I submited yesterday, both have 2 boxes on them, one with an empty box with the word "submit" at the side of it, the other with a choice of selecting :-
"move", "approve", "delete", etc.

Do I need to tick the "submit" box and select "approve"? I thought by just uploading the photos I would be submitting them as entries in the competition?

The other photos so far submitted don't have these boxes shown, is there something more I need to do?.

Sounds like you didn't upload them to the photo competition folder (select which folder to upload to when adding photos) otherwise they drop into the general bin or your set default album..
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Tdm on June 09, 2015, 03:41:32 PM
When I view the 2 entries I submited yesterday, both have 2 boxes on them, one with an empty box with the word "submit" at the side of it, the other with a choice of selecting :-
"move", "approve", "delete", etc.

Do I need to tick the "submit" box and select "approve"? I thought by just uploading the photos I would be submitting them as entries in the competition?

The other photos so far submitted don't have these boxes shown, is there something more I need to do?.

Sounds like you didn't upload them to the photo competition folder (select which folder to upload to when adding photos) otherwise they drop into the general bin or your set default album..

I used the Links Tank gave me, and checking them there are just yours and mine photos in them, so they must be in the right folders.
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Newportnobby on June 09, 2015, 04:37:31 PM
@Tank (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2) Possibly being thick (again ::)) but is there any way for me to bookmark these 2 albums? :dunce:
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Tank on June 09, 2015, 05:16:37 PM
Not on the forum, but could you not bookmark them on your browser?
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Newportnobby on June 09, 2015, 09:21:29 PM
Oh, alright then. If I must.......... :P
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Newportnobby on July 01, 2015, 11:25:33 AM
Just a reminder the competition 'officially' starts today.
Rules can be found in the OP.
Please support this competition, not least because it keeps us in contact with Steve Flint of Railway Modeller magazine, but you could also win a 'virtual' award which will be placed against your forum name :D
 :thankyousign:
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Newportnobby on August 16, 2015, 10:50:58 AM
Halfway through the competition period and we only have a total of 6 entries :hmmm:
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Bealman on August 16, 2015, 10:55:45 AM
I'd forgotten  about it too, Mick. We need a reminder banner, methinks.
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Mustermark on August 16, 2015, 12:48:36 PM
Hi NN. Thanks for the reminder. I might have a go this year...

In the rules it says max of 2 pics... Is that a max of one in each category? Or can we enter two in one, and none in the other?
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Newportnobby on August 16, 2015, 01:46:01 PM
Hi NN. Thanks for the reminder. I might have a go this year...

In the rules it says max of 2 pics... Is that a max of one in each category? Or can we enter two in one, and none in the other?

Hi Mark,
Max 2 pics, but which section(s) you put them in is entirely up to you :)
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Tdm on August 16, 2015, 06:22:14 PM
Halfway through the competition period and we only have a total of 6 entries :hmmm:

I'm sorry you had to make that post Mick - with only 6 entries and me having submitted 2 photos - the odds were a healthy 3 to 1, but now you have reminded people there are likely to be a flood of new entries, and the odds are going to lengthen considerably - spoilsport.  :uneasy:
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Papyrus on August 16, 2015, 07:28:52 PM
I'd missed this entirely!  Is it worth advertising it more prominently in the sidebar, for example?

I shall 'ave a go...

Chris
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Chris on August 16, 2015, 11:17:08 PM
I'd forgotten about it too  :( Just uploaded my entries.
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Dorsetmike on August 17, 2015, 09:57:52 AM
Just had a thought, which section should one place photos of Romney Hythe and Dymchurch  or the Ratty, AKA Ravenglass & Eskdale?
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Newportnobby on August 17, 2015, 10:42:59 AM
Just had a thought, which section should one place photos of Romney Hythe and Dymchurch  or the Ratty, AKA Ravenglass & Eskdale?

Definitely the 'Real' railway section, Mike
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: MJKERR on August 26, 2015, 09:01:01 PM
I wonder if any of the layouts at this years N Gauge Show would allow me to show off my Class 47 models, that would be a good mix with a scenic backdrop
I can't work out if any use DCC, I would assume some do...
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Chris on August 26, 2015, 09:07:19 PM
I wonder if any of the layouts at this years N Gauge Show would allow me to show off my Class 47 models, that would be a good mix with a scenic backdrop
I can't work out if any use DCC, I would assume some do...

Have a word with Ollie, his Sheaf Valley is DCC.
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: MJKERR on August 26, 2015, 09:21:06 PM
Doh, slap
Millfields Models have their own layout
Simply take out the decoder and put the blanking chip in!

Deciding whether to bring my sound 47704 along
One layout has already confirmed they would happily display it, along with the ScotRail coaches and DBSO, for the entire day I am there
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Newportnobby on September 15, 2015, 09:43:28 AM
Just a couple of weeks to go until the Competition closes so could I make a plea for more entries please?
We have just 7 in the Model section and 10 in the Real one :(
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Bealman on September 15, 2015, 10:12:23 AM
Working on it  :beers:

George
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Mustermark on September 15, 2015, 05:00:47 PM
Me too...
Layouts at TINGS, some 91s at KingsX, and some Pendolinos at Euston are sources of some potential entries so far on my UK holiday.  But i have to wait till i get home on 20th to enter.

I got told I was a security risk and asked to leave the platform at Euston today. Fortunately, not arrested though. Bet that doesn't happen to Ben!
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: MikeDunn on September 15, 2015, 05:04:02 PM
Virgin staff ?  You were unlucky, they rarely bother to turn up at the bottom of the gates these days, in my experience !
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Tdm on September 15, 2015, 05:44:29 PM
Just a couple of weeks to go until the Competition closes so could I make a plea for more entries please?
We have just 7 in the Model section and 10 in the Real one :(


If the Model section stretched to other types of "models" besides just model trains, then I might submit the picture below of the young lady who does a weekly fashion show around our Poolside. Not sure if the bloke in the Pool (it wasn't me) was eyeing up her or the roast chickens that were being cooked outside by the Bar!  :D.

(http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/oo231/Tdmak/CH%20Fashion%20Show/IMG_1803.jpg) (http://s379.photobucket.com/user/Tdmak/media/CH%20Fashion%20Show/IMG_1803.jpg.html)
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Mustermark on September 15, 2015, 07:47:06 PM
Virgin staff ?  You were unlucky, they rarely bother to turn up at the bottom of the gates these days, in my experience !

No, i think he was station staff, wearing blue and riding an electric cart, and he seemed concerned that i was loitering (with intent to use a camera to photograph Virgin Hero) "on a platform with no train on it".

The Virgin guy checking tickets was more than happy to let me onto a different platform to snap away happily at City of London.
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: MikeDunn on September 15, 2015, 07:57:10 PM
Oh, one of the jobsworths ... beats me what they do, apart from ride around the station upsetting 'customers' ...  :hmmm:
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: SD35 on September 15, 2015, 08:12:17 PM
The camera is away in drydock for a sensor clean and Kirkholme is in bits.  :'(
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Agrippa on September 23, 2015, 02:08:59 PM
Just a couple of weeks to go until the Competition closes so could I make a plea for more entries please?
We have just 7 in the Model section and 10 in the Real one :(


If the Model section stretched to other types of "models" besides just model trains, then I might submit the picture below of the young lady who does a weekly fashion show around our Poolside. Not sure if the bloke in the Pool (it wasn't me) was eyeing up her or the roast chickens that were being cooked outside by the Bar!  :D.

([url]http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/oo231/Tdmak/CH%20Fashion%20Show/IMG_1803.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s379.photobucket.com/user/Tdmak/media/CH%20Fashion%20Show/IMG_1803.jpg.html[/url])


Beats looking at weathered blue diesels ..............
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Newportnobby on September 23, 2015, 04:03:15 PM
One more week to go before the Competition closes for entries :camera:
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Tdm on September 23, 2015, 04:43:38 PM
Nothing to do with the NGF photo competition (different subject matters), but there are some amazing photos out there, and I don't know if any of you on here have seen these, but take a look at the few I have copied below. Not sure if I have posted a Link to them on here before or not.

(http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/oo231/Tdmak/Amazing%20Photos/image0291229.jpg) (http://s379.photobucket.com/user/Tdmak/media/Amazing%20Photos/image0291229.jpg.html)

(http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/oo231/Tdmak/Amazing%20Photos/image008358.jpg) (http://s379.photobucket.com/user/Tdmak/media/Amazing%20Photos/image008358.jpg.html)

(http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/oo231/Tdmak/Amazing%20Photos/image0173217.jpg) (http://s379.photobucket.com/user/Tdmak/media/Amazing%20Photos/image0173217.jpg.html)

(http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/oo231/Tdmak/Amazing%20Photos/image0143614.jpg) (http://s379.photobucket.com/user/Tdmak/media/Amazing%20Photos/image0143614.jpg.html)

(http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/oo231/Tdmak/Amazing%20Photos/image009339.jpg) (http://s379.photobucket.com/user/Tdmak/media/Amazing%20Photos/image009339.jpg.html)

(http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/oo231/Tdmak/Amazing%20Photos/image0353435.jpg) (http://s379.photobucket.com/user/Tdmak/media/Amazing%20Photos/image0353435.jpg.html)

(http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/oo231/Tdmak/Amazing%20Photos/image0313031.jpg) (http://s379.photobucket.com/user/Tdmak/media/Amazing%20Photos/image0313031.jpg.html)

(http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/oo231/Tdmak/Amazing%20Photos/image032232.jpg) (http://s379.photobucket.com/user/Tdmak/media/Amazing%20Photos/image032232.jpg.html)

Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Newportnobby on September 23, 2015, 09:20:16 PM
That's done my vertigo a power of good, Terry :goggleeyes:
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Bealman on September 24, 2015, 02:46:55 AM
Just posted a couple.... unfortunately they're old ones. I intended to get out to the layout and take some pics especially for the comp, but the lack of a round tuit got in the way and I'm in Tasmania now, so archived pics it had to be! :beers:
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Newportnobby on September 30, 2015, 03:38:33 PM
A big 'Thank You' to all who have entered this year's competition. Today is the last day for entries so I'll be asking the Mods to lock the 2 albums dependent on which of them wakes up first (maybe Bealman could do this as he's about whilst we're abed)
@Bealman (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=255)
@scotsoft (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=461)
@Caz (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=202)
@Sprintex (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=583)
@Pengi (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=631)
@Tank (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2)
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Bealman on October 01, 2015, 12:01:54 AM
As requested, this topic is now locked.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Sprintex on October 01, 2015, 02:49:13 AM
As are both the Albums :thumbsup:


Paul
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Pengi on November 12, 2015, 05:03:01 PM
The results of the 2015 Photographic Competition

Comments from Steve Filnt below each image

Real Railways

Winner - Agrippa
Comment - dramatic, imposing and well composed/cropped
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/16/thumb_29865.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=29865)

Highly commended
Chris - good clear image but maybe could benefit from a bit more canvas top and bottom
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/19/thumb_28214.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=28214)

MKP - classic framed composition, ideal magazine cover material as banner title and contents text would fit top and bottom.
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/23/thumb_25767.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=25767)

Model Railways

Winner - SD35
Comment - Good dramatic pose which looks very realistic
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/17/thumb_29477.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=29477)

Highly commended
c6250 - Imaginative use of lighting
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/17/thumb_29681.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=29681)

Congratulations to the winners :claphappy:

Many thanks to all who entered and a special thanks to Steve Flint for judging and newportnobby for organising the competition  :thankyousign:
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: mk1gtstu on November 12, 2015, 06:17:29 PM
Superb photo's & models,  :NGaugersRule:

Well done to all!


cheers, Stu.
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Tank on November 12, 2015, 06:40:16 PM
Well done everyone, wonderful pictures. :thumbsup:

Thanks for organising it Mick. :thankyousign:
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Caz on November 12, 2015, 07:16:45 PM
Some very talented peeps on here, congrats to all the winners and a big  :thankyousign: to NewportNobby for organising it and Steve Flint for finding the time to do the judging.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Bealman on November 12, 2015, 07:53:04 PM
Likewise from me  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: port perran on November 12, 2015, 08:05:43 PM
Congratulations to the winners and all those mentioned.
Some cracking photos.
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: dannyboy on November 12, 2015, 08:15:46 PM
I can only echo the above comments - well done to all concerned. David.
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Newportnobby on November 12, 2015, 09:21:11 PM
Many thanks to all who took part in this years competition, and a huge congratulations to all those mentioned in Steve's judging :claphappy:
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: scotsoft on November 12, 2015, 09:35:27 PM
Many thanks to all who took part in this years competition, and a huge congratulations to all those mentioned in Steve's judging :claphappy:

I would like to second that and also thank Mick for his time and effort  :NGaugersRule:

Cheers John.
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Agrippa on November 12, 2015, 11:58:48 PM
On behalf of those who entered many thanks for kind remarks
and to other members get your camera ready for next year,
if I can do it anyone can....... :thumbsup:
 
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Bealman on November 13, 2015, 09:25:02 AM
It is a really cool photo. Accolade deserved!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: daveg on November 13, 2015, 01:57:54 PM
 :greatpicturessign:

Congrats all!  :thumbsup:

Dave G
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: SD35 on November 13, 2015, 02:22:38 PM
Big thanks to the organisers and what a coup getting Steve Flint involved.  :thumbsup:

The standards were incredibly high and it's nice to see other people's ideas for inspiration.

My own entry was a happy circumstance as I'd just broken the layout up for moving otherwise I wouldn't have been able to get the angle.

I really liked Zwilnik's shot of the tank engine with the main line in the background.  It was well thought out.
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: MKP on November 14, 2015, 01:46:48 AM
thank you to Steve Flint for his kind comments, I think Steve may have been swayed by L&B subject of my picture,

and ps you can have it as a cover if you want
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Mustermark on November 14, 2015, 02:51:16 AM
Congrats to the winners and the commended entries. Some lovely photos.
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Graham Walters on November 14, 2015, 01:37:41 PM
Congratualtions to all the winners and those that got commendations, when viewed together it really is difficult to know exactly which are real and which are models, which is a credit to all the pics.

We have some really good modellers and photographers on this site, you all deserve a round of applause.
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Mr PJ on November 15, 2015, 12:03:03 AM
The picture of the 47 nearly fooled me for a minute. I though we were still on "real railways" and had to look again :D

Cheers
Paul
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Agrippa on November 15, 2015, 12:13:21 AM
 Same here!
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Chris on November 23, 2015, 07:28:52 PM
Well I'm privileged to get a highly commended! The comments are much appreciated too. Great to take part again & look forward to next year's!
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: c6250 on December 25, 2015, 04:16:39 PM
It is my first attempt in any kind of photographic competition, and I am humbled by all the entries. It's been a great opportunities to learn from all of you.

By the way, since the competition is over, may i invite everyone  to comment on my entries, so I may excel on my techniques?
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: Newportnobby on December 25, 2015, 06:07:34 PM
My thoughts:-

The HST heading into a setting sun is very, very good and, if anything, is only let down by the model itself although this could be down to the unusual (but excellent) camera angle. I'd like to know how you created the lighting effect.

The night time troop movement is, by its very setting, probably too dark for a photo to do it justice despite you catching the atmosphere of such a situation. Trouble is, anything lighter and judging would probably deem it not prototypical.

Thanks for taking part, though :thumbsup:
Title: Re: NGF Photographic Competition 2015
Post by: d-a-n on January 02, 2016, 09:59:58 AM
It is my first attempt in any kind of photographic competition, and I am humbled by all the entries. It's been a great opportunities to learn from all of you.

By the way, since the competition is over, may i invite everyone  to comment on my entries, so I may excel on my techniques?

The Intercity photo is well lit but is too tightly cropped and needs to be 'moving into space' to give a better impression of movement. Technically, it is a bit out of focus and too noisy - tripod the camera and go for a lower ISO, narrower aperture and longer exposure.
The figure on the bench photo is an interesting composition. It's crop is ok but I feel it needs a bit more 'railway' around it to tell the story, maybe a station sign or a bit more of the wagon. From a technical point of view, a bit of off camera flash to raise some of the details of the wagon would give less dead space.
Nothing that can't be worked on mate  :)